Health Minister gives evidence on reciprocal healthcare post-Brexit

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05 March 2018

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence on reciprocal healthcare after Brexit from Lord James O'Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department of Health.


The evidence session will cover the reciprocal healthcare implications of Brexit for UK citizens travelling, living and/or working in the rest of the EU, and for EU citizens travelling, living and/or working in the UK, in both the short and medium term. The Committee will also look into future models of cooperation on healthcare between the UK and EU.


Wednesday 7 March, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 11.30am

  • Lord James O'Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department of Health


  • Did the Government manage to achieve everything that it had hoped to gain for reciprocal healthcare at phase 1 of the negotiations?
  • Is the Government making any plans for the continuation of reciprocal healthcare, should the Withdrawal Agreement fail to be ratified by either the UK or the EU? What will be the entitlements of EU27 nationals resident in the UK if there is no Withdrawal Agreement?
  • Now that "sufficient progress" has been made, what will be the important issues for your Department during the transition/implementation phase and under the future relationship?
  • Does Rt. Hon David Davis MP's proposal "unilaterally" to provide a post-Brexit equivalent to the EHIC scheme still stand? If so, what administrative arrangements will be necessary to put this in place? Are there any lessons to be learned from the Cost Recovery Programme about recouping costs efficiently?

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